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ABC
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
want to the numbers. wherever mitt romney goes, his unfavorable numbers go up. at 35%ida in may, he was personally. is a 48% unfavorable. ohio, he was at 35%, now 49%. it is problem. that has just been in the .everse with obama what you do? mitt does nonot have a rose garden. charles, you wrote that in happening inhat is the middleast, "ronny's un go biand foro the larger argument is astonishing." the american embassyf killed, riotster ambassador killed, rides and a tunisian -- of the s the collap the middleolicy on east. making a serious speech connecting the dots result about that, the nie approach to tyrants and region, he does one drive by was accurate, but it one, and then he gives the clintonon global reforming about aid, for godod's sake. opportunityge missed. his une problem is to go large and tackle the big issues, which if did, he could win. t he seems reluctant tdo it. >> nina? >> i will not take controls on merits of all the arguments, that a majorree -- i don'ty speech have to change but he would make him like a more serious person some ways. 47%i really think that was
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 2:00pm PDT
really know and trust. >> you'll end up -- >> romney's numbers are unequivocal on a personal level. more people dislike him than like him on a personal level. people will say, okay, we'll go if you show us the map. i think romney's been hurt the last several of months by his lack of specificity about what he's going to do on taxes and spending. >> his big numbers is i'm going to cut taxes and stimulate the economy. but hes i'll pay for it by getting rid of huge deductions, homeowner deduction, charitable contribution, state and local tax, that's where all the money is. if he doesn't tell us that tonight, will the press attack him for not giving us the map? >> one of the things we've seen is voters are skeptical. he says, i'll cut tax rates by 20% across the board. it's revenue neutral. we can't tell you how it's revenue neutral, because as paul ryan said, it will take too long. >> will obama go after him, like kennedy did in '94? he'll say, mr. governor, that's what people want. >> we can't talk about the president's strategy. he has to stay cool. if jim lehrer doesn't do it, if th
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 1:00pm PDT
that. michelle, what is romney actually saying he was wrong about? that he got the number wrong? that it's actually 46% of people that he believes are entitled to health care, food, housing, you name it? what exactly is he saying was wrong? >> well, we don't actually know because he was very smart. he picked a friendly interviewer who is not going to push him too hard on exactly what he was wrong about. was he wrong to say it, wrong to get caught saying it, was he wrong to think it? these are not things that shean hannity and the fox team are going to push him on, but what he is right about is that he can't let that sit out there, and he picked a time when he thought he had a relatively strong position coming out of the debate so he wouldn't look like he was on the ropes. this is all part of his rehabilitation campaign wherever running to the right, no you he's got to reach out and try to grab the moderates. >> okay. well, jonathan, i'd like to point out there's only one number romney actually cares about. here he is a day after the tape first aired. listen to this, john. >> i need to
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 9:00pm PDT
mondale. the main themes of these is, number 1, romney has a plan to raise taxes on the middle class, which is absolutely false. and the one report it's based on was updated to say that they actually had looked at that time again and there is no reason under their assumptions that romney would have to raise taxes on the middle class. so that's number 1. and the second is that he wants to reduce the taxes on the rich. romney, knowing the damage that all of that has done, he went out there and said, number 1, i will cut taxes across the board, particularly on the middle class, and second, he made a distinction that liberals are simply unable to understand, the distinction between lowering tax rates and lowering tax revenues. he wants to lower the rates for the rich, and for everybody else. but he says, by eliminating loopholes and deductions to which the rich have much more access than anybody else, they will broaden the base and leave the revenue neutral or increase revenue. he says, i will not allow the share of the taxes that the rich are paying to go up. that undoes $100 million wo
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
polls are bad for romney and good for obama in the swing states. but the national numbers are as tight as they get. the primaries are over, the conventions are over, but the debates, the home stretch, starts right now. >>> all right. the pre-season is officially over. game on. thank you for joining us tonight for msnbc's coverage of this first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. i'm rachel maddow here at our headquarters in new york. i'm joined by ed schultz, reverend al sharpton, chris hayes, and steve schmidt. lawrence o'donnell will be our man in the spin room tonight. and the one and only chris matthews is at the university of denver, which is the site of tonight's debate. chris, i've been watching you this past hour. i can sense the excitement that you feel, that i feel as well. i mean, it is a big night when these candidates speak at their conventions, but tonight the tv audience for this debate could be almost twice the size as the convention audience. just a huge night. what are each of these guys thinking they need to do tonight? >> well, i think obama's the one i'
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
would rather be president obama than mitt romney looking at these numbers. that plus 19 advantage that the president has on looking out for the middle class, that is a death nail for mr. romney's campaign if he cannot turn that around. but i think looking ahead to tonight's debate, there is a real opportunity in the huge disconnect in the electorate, in a way that reflects a real risk for president obama. there's this huge disconnect between mr. obama's best number with voters and one of his worst numbers. which is that president obama has so far not been able to persuade people to connect these two ideas, right? he has not been able to persuade people that doing right by the middle class, where he does great, actually is the way you fix the economy. so in other words, yeah, heading into this first debate, mr. romney may seem like an out of touch rich guy who's going to be bad for the average american, but people still think that maybe a thurston howell-type figure might be what we need to get the economy in shape. sort of a discordant idea, but it seems to be held simultaneously in am
KOFY
Oct 5, 2012 9:00pm PDT
today took some of the wind out of the sales of mitt romney presidential campaign. numbers show that businesses created 114,000 new jobs around the country last month. up employment rate is the best it has been in 4 years. 7. 8%. now this number really changes the political conversation as we inch toward the election from the presidential debate performance to the improving economy now. more on that from mark matthews. >> good morning. >>reporter: in san francisco one sign of improving economy. shoppers line up around the block for the opening of clothing story. i feel in lick we have picked up. economy itself. but i d't kw. don't ow irest of e cotry. >>reporter lor departmt atistics she thees of the couny islso im prong 11 11000 w jobs added in septber. revised number for july and august show 86,000 more jobs than originally reported. taking away a favorite line of mitt romney stump speech. >> we have had 43 state months of unemployment above 8%. >>reporter: romney support remembers now questioning the new labor numbers. >> i wouldn't bet my more than on the numbers being corre
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 4:00pm EDT
one number romney actually cares about. here he is a day after the tape first aired. listen to this, john. >> i need to get 50.1% of americans behind me. >> i need to get 50.1% or more. well, we were talking about a campaign and how he's going to get close to half the vote. i'm going to get half the vote approximately i hope. i want to get 50.1% or more. >> so, i don't knjohn, do you ts are buying this centrist mitt romney who says he's been for the 100% because he's been seeing this for ages, that he only neds 51%. >> 50.1%. he just needs just that much to have him win the election. you can't change the narrative and you can't change the direction of your campaign and what people think of your campaign with one friendly interview on a rival network. it just doesn't happen that way. and also maybe what governor romney is trying to do is to try to sway some of those folks who might be thinking of going through the early voting process and more than half the country, folks who are voting right now to try to convince them that, hey, that guy we saw at the debate on wednesday isn't as b
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 11:30pm PDT
ahead, including the take on some of the numbers we heard tonight from mitt romney. >> as president i will sit down on day one with leaders, the democratic leaders, as well as republican leaders. sltz i think governor romney is going to have a first day, going to also appeal obama care. [ male announcer ] if it wasn't for a little thing called the computer, we might still be making mix tapes. find this. pause this. play this. eject this. write this. it's like the days before esurance express lane™. you had to find a bunch of documents just to get a car insurance quote. now express lane finds your driving info with just one click, saving time to be nostalgic about the days before express lane. thank you, insurance for the modern world. esurance. now backed by allstate. howard fineman is with us. what are you hearing. >> it always interesting to watch the body language of the spin room. the side that feels confident that it won comes rushing out into the spin room with their signs above their head and start to talk with smiles on their faces. that was obviously the romney people tonig
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 10:30pm EDT
, romney came to the table prepared. numbers don't lie. mitt romney expressed his commitment to cut funding for pbs. he told jim lair, quote, i love big board, i like you, too, but i'm going to stop borrowing money from china for things we don't need. including images, this is one of the clean ones. the sign reads, will work for food. here's some of the back story. romney's funding commitment, not a big surprise. he told fortune magazine he would cut the subsidy from the budget. hash tag, save bag bird is trending and hope handed me this. apparently big bird has his own page on twitter. we're going to continue to monitor your comments on our facebook page. myfoxdc. tweet me at will thomas. we'll continue to monitor all of it. this is still evolving. the debate just minutes old now. shawn, back up to you. >> there's simply at big bird. there are a will the of folks jumping on twitter. and we are following other big stories, including a mystery in virginia. a teenager missing since monday. the clues in the still developing case are coming up next. also ahead tonight, a giant man hunt is under
FOX Business
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
, but that's not my plan. obama: okay. romney: number two, let's look at history. my plan is not like anything that's been tried before. my plan is to bring down rates but also bring down deductions and exemptions and credits at the same time so the revenue stays in, but we bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. they're suffering in this country. and we talk about evidence, look at the evidence of the last four years. it's absolutely extraordinary. we've got 23 million people out of work or stopped looking for work in this country. >> moderator: all right. romney: when the president took office, 32 million on food stamps, 47 million on food stamps today. economic growth slower this year than last year, and last year slower than the year before. going forward with the status quo is not going to cut it for the american people who are struggling today. >> moderator: all right. we're still on the economy. this is theoretically, now, a second segment still on the economy, and specifically on what to do about the federal deficit.
CW
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm CDT
personality but romney had the numbers. >> definitely. it's not the speech it's what he believes and it's what i believe and that's why i support him. >> let's move on to bob you wore a romney supporter a clear winner tonight? >> i don't think there was, i think it was a draw. >> why? >> i think we need to learn more about both candidates within the next two debates i don't thinks there was another debating. >> would you say that he did enough was convincing enough to get voters to lead in his direction? >> i think he could be a little more convincing. >> we will send it back to you in the studio. >> paul lisneck joins us tonight for political analysis, i saw the first 50 minutes, it looked to me like the governor handed the president has launched tonight. >> and the first 50 minutes romney came out crisp and firing even if you may not agree with what he said. >> what i think romijn daetz strategy was tonight was he decided to basically forget about the right wing of the party there was nothing that came out of his mouth that was going to feed the right wing he cut off the tee partiers it
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 2:30am EDT
. >> mitt romney closed the debate with a list and numbers and what sounded like a lot of detail given that he's been criticized by fellow republicans. even by his own surrogates for not being concrete enough on the campaign trail. our own ezra klein knows from these things and i have to ask for your take on that. >> i thought it was fascinating. i thought that moment right there at the end, the closing statements were really indicative of the whole thing. you heard five or six policy specific but from obama, that was the debate in a nutshell. romney sounded very specific on issue after issue. and the one that really caught my eye was the one on his health care plan. >> let's let the governor explain what you would do with obama care is repealed. how would you replace it? >> it's a lengthy description. >> he repeated that a couple of times that he had a lengthy description. the description he's talking about on his website is 396 words. it's about half the length of an average op ed column. it's not lengthy or specific but he got away with it without today'sing a challenge and that's w
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 2:00am EDT
number still bad enough to doom his hopes? well, cue mitt romney. that's what happened today. his team is furiously pointing out how many people are underemployed. last month's household survey found 582,000 of the jobs created involved part time workers who wanted to be full time. plus, no one should forget all the people who have stopped looking for work. romney says this new number or not is not what a recovery looks like. >> the truth is, if the same share of people were participating in the workforce, today is on the day the president got elected, our unemployment rate would be around 11%. >> "outfront" tonight, ali velshi, ethan and a former staff member for president obama's national commission on fiscal responsibility and reform, daniel mitchell, senior fellow at the cato institute. alan, the numbers sound good. are they? >> i don't care. i'm going to go one further than erin. not only does the absolute number of the unemployment percentage not matter. i don't even think the trend matters. bottom line is there are measures of unemployment much more important. the number of jobs
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
hours of "newsroom." as the day rolls on, president obama and mitt romney will likely spin those numbers, romney likely to say that the president's plan is not working and the president likely to say my policies are working. it just takes time to heal this economy. underemployed and still struggling, under their mortgage. part of our middle class talk back. welcome, moira. >> good morning, carol. >> we make a big deal of these numbers every month. do you pay attention to them? >> yes and no. i'm actually tired of the pundits tell iing me what to thk and what's going on with the numbers. i just want the employers to start hiring. what i've heard out there is that there are jobs, but being a part of the underemployed or the ones that are really trying to find something a little bit more, the challenges, it's taking months and months of interviews and waiting. and i'm just so frustrated that it's -- >> so this 7.8% unemployment rate, does that affect you at all? does that do something psychologically for you that says, oh, my goodness, the economy is getting better? >> no. no. it says that,
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
people who have stopped looking for work. romney says this new number or not is not what a recovery looks like. >> the truth is, if the same share of people were participating in the workforce, today is on the day the president got elected, our unemployment rate would be around 11%. >> "outfront" tonight, ali velshi, ethan and a former staff member for president obama's national commission on fiscal responsibility and reform, daniel mitchell, senior fellow at the cato institute. alan, the numbers sound good. are they? >> i don't care. i'm going to go one further than erin. not only does the absolute number of the unemployment percentage not matter. i don't even think the trend matters. bottom line is there are measures of unemployment much more important. the number of jobs created minus lost. the average hours worked in a week and wages. we measure that every month, but we're so caught up in this percentage rate. guess what? republicans hated the fact it was above 8%. no president gets elected with rates above 8%. what's the main accusation today? that the books are cooked. >> hold
FOX News
Oct 8, 2012 3:00pm PDT
week we have a number of polls showing movement to romney. look, in the gallup, the three days before the debate, it was 50/45 in three days after the debate it was 47/47. we also see this in a little bit different fashion in the georgia washington university politico battleground poll. this may be part of something that is starting to happen before the debate. in terms of the intensity of each side of voters. three weeks ago the romney voters were more likely to vote. said they were more definite to vote by a seven-point margin over obama supporters. this is now last week grown in the latest poll to a 13% gap. only 85% of the interviews were conducted before the debate. 15% after. but in the 15% interviews after, this number is stronger for romney supporters. so i suspect we're likely to see it continue. if you look at the recent polls for example, all three polls in florida in october romney leads. two out of three of the polls conducted in october in both virginia and colorado, romney leads. data in ohio, private data shows the race tightening. the obama campaign is responding to i
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. let's move to the head-to-head with mitt romney. the president's number is steady at 49. mitt romney has picked up a couple in the last couple weeks, sits at 46. what's helping him? republican voters more enthusiastic, they make it through the likely voter screen. it's been a couple tough weeks for mitt romney. that 47% mark has left a mark, if you will. is there anything you've heard that's made you more or less favorable on mitt romney, 54% say what they've heard has made them less favorable. that said, the president has a couple things not going for him on the issue of libya and egypt. more people disapprove of how he's handled the situation than approve. why is the president in a kma d commanding small lead? 57% tell us the economy is in recovery. >> chuck todd already in denver, part of our team on the ground there. and he'll be part of our on air nbc news team tomorrow evening for our live coverage. that begins 9:00 p.m. eastern time. that's when we come on the air. 6:00 pacific here on this nbc station. >>> also tonight a big court ruling for voters in one of the states that passe
WHUT
Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
you, bonnie, the numbers are not working in the direction of romney and i'm surprised that they not shifting at all. they continue working the base, working the base to interview with mitt romney. mitt romney is saying we have -- ambulance will come and take to you emergency room hospital. romney an expert in health care policy. he reformed health care in the stays of massachusetts. he is not ignorant. he is talking to his base. so far i don't think it's working. >> i want to you make the argument -- . [ multiple speakers ] -- back to the girls with guns. is that an argument for the women's vote. >> i don't think it's a real issue for women so much. but you know, i'm a farm and ranch girl and a grew up in a family that did hunt and i had a gun when i was in my single-digits back in the day and was taught how to shoot and taught about how to treat a gun and how to respect and things like that. i think that's important. and i think it's an important place our culture we have these different activities that take place. so -- >> i was going to say, you have to kind of divvy up the goods
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 1:00pm PDT
numbers just released by the pew research center. mitt romney now four points ahead of president obama among likely voters nationwide, erasing the president's eight-point lead before the first debate. let's go deeper right now with our chief political analyst gloria borger, she's joining us. it's clear that that debate has really, really helped mitt romney. >> yeah, i don't think the romney campaign could have wanted to do any more with this debate than they did. if you look across the board at these numbers, wolf, romney has made gains in almost every area including somebody who's better able to improve the jobs situation. he leads -- romney leads obama by eight points on that. so whether it's on the economy, whether it's on leadership, he's now tied with the president. as far as leadership ability is concerned. so i think romney got everything out of that debate and more. >> he certainly did. and if you take a look at -- let me put the numbers back on the screen one more time. earlier this month before the debate, romney was behind the president, the president, 51%, romney, 43%
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 11:00am PDT
quote growing number of republicans that say romney needs a clear are victory on wednesday or else the donor support will start to dry up and so will the grass roots support. >> first of all, the polls are close. this is going be a close race. second of all i don't think. >> chris: but you are trailing. >> we are running against an incumbent president with incredible resources. more importantly i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. president obama is a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage for many years. he is an experienced debater. he has done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time on this kind of a stage. >> chris: there were 23 debates during the primarys. >> people are going to see who is mitt romney and what kind of president is he going to be and what are the choices i have. that is what matters in this particular debate and all of the debates which is i know what president obama has done and all of the empty promises and broken promises and know about the ugly stagnant economy. what is mitt romney and paul ryan offer
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 8:00am PDT
one-month increase in nearly 30 years. will these new numbers mean lights out for romney's post debate afterglow? new ads kat aare catered to cri inting states. joining me live is jan schakowsky. congresswoman, it's great to have you here. business pioneer jack welch basically calls these numbers into question. had this remark that he tweeted out earlier today saying, unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything, can't debate, so change numbers. what do you say to that? even the white house though right now this morning reluctant to spike the football on this. in their statement saying it is critical we continue the policies that are building an economy that works for the middle cla class as we dig our way out of a deep hole. what is your response to those questioning the validity? >> that's really interesting because i happened to see one of those chicago guys last night. i was with david axelrod. i asked him what do you expect about the jobs numbers? he says, i really don't know. we're hoping it will be good. so, you know, it doesn't surprise me that romney s
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 2:00pm EDT
aren't the numbers. this is not something that's at all helpful for mitt romney, and it's generally not helpful for the level of intellect on our national discourse right now. >> you know, anne, i've been talking to people on both sides of this thing. let's clear it up right now. because this whole conspiracy, in my experience, in the past 24 hours, has been met with a collective eye roll from people who are democrats and republicans. is there any way the obama administration could actually have cooked up these numbers? >> uh, in a short answer, i would say no. i think the last president who was accused of, and where there was evidence that he tried to mess with the bureau of labor statistics was richard nixon. since then, it is a bureau full of professionals and i think that jonathan is exactly right. we would know if there was some funny business going on there. not to mention that if they were going to cook the books, wouldn't they have done it months ago when it would have more of an impact, and wouldn't they have said the unemployment rate is, i don't know, 4%. it seems extreme
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 3:00pm EDT
number, some economists called it an anomaly. mitt romney said this is not what a real recovery lobs -- looks like. >> today's news is not an excuse to talk down the economy to score political points. it is a reminder this country has come too far to turn back now. >> the president speaking in the battle ground state of virginia with one of the few places he has been to more than ohio where he is right now. >>trace: it was not all about the economy, launching a new health care attack on governor romney. what do we know about that? >>guest: he did. it is perhaps because the economy is not doing as well as he would like but he is hitting romney and ryan on women's health issues, specifically on the issue of abortion. the republican platform that would deny abortion in cases of rape on incest. that is not necessarily romney's position, but an issue like the economy in which the country has to go forward rather than back. >> when it comes to a woman's right to make her own health care choices, they want to take us back to the policies of the 1950s. this election is your chance to ma
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm PDT
allow that to happen and i won't allow it. >>trace: governor romney downplayed the new jobs numbers. he wrote in a statement and i quote, "this is not what a real recovery looks like. we created fewer new jobs in september than in august and fewer jobs in august than in july. we have lost over 600,000 manufacturing jobs since president obama took office. if not for all the people who have dropped out of the labor first, the real unemployment rate would be closer to 11 percent. we have john roberts following the campaign with governor romney but wendell is covering the president's campaign from cleveland. the numbers could help the president at a very crucial time. >>reporter: they could. the 114,000 jobs created last month was a modest increase but the drop in the unemployment rate came from a different survey, something called a household survey that indicates a lot more people found park time jobs or were working out of their home which is a huge increase in that number, some economists called it an anomaly. mitt romney said this is not what a real recovery lobs -- looks like. >> toda
FOX Business
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
driving governor romney's poll numbers radically higher. this brand-new poll from the pew research center six ohs governor romney nationally jumping to a four-point lead over president obama. that represents a 12-point swing from just a month ago. and according to the new survey from the left leaning website, politico, governor romney extended his lead amongst independents. the republican nominee now leads president obama by 16 points in a key demographic. governor romney's lead there was only four points a week ago. parenthetically in 2008, president obama when the independent vote by eight points over john mccain. we will take all of that up here tonight with fox news senior political analyst, brit hume, congressional candidate mia love and the a-team tonight is brad blakeman, judith miller, and james freeman. the obama white house is caught up in a torrent of questions about its response. the last ones about the terrorist attack in benghazi. charges of cover-up and incompetence are raging on capitol hill, and each day seems to bring new evidence of an administration that can bar
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 9:00am PDT
. this is fascinating. susan, first of all, how much does this employment number blunt mitt romney's debate momentum? and do you think the white house is going phew, relieved at this? >> if not popping champagne bottles. two-ways in which this number was so useful to the white house yesterday. it got the unemployment rate below 8% which has been kind of a line of demarkation. the romney folks have made a big deal about it being above 8% for so many months all through president obama's tenure. the other thing is the timing. i mean, all the reviews from the debate has been so negative for president obama. and this just automatically changed the subject. at 8:30 yesterday morning we stopped talk thing about the debates and started talking about improvement in the jobless numbers >> yes. david with respect to the conspiracy theorists out there, mitt romney is not latched onto all threat rick. but could all this talk, this talk, could it damage him in the long run? i mean, in some ways all it does is just highlight the fact we're talking below 8%. >> absolutely, alex. i think that the rom
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 4:00pm EDT
this debate than they did. if you look across the board at these numbers, wolf, romney has made gains in almost every area including somebody who's better able to improve the jobs situation. he leads -- romney leads obama by eight points on that. so whether it's on the economy, whether it's on leadership, he's now tied with the president. as far as leadership ability is concerned. so i think romney got everything out of that debate and more. >> he certainly did. and if you take a look at -- let me put the numbers back on the screen one more time. earlier this month before the debate, romney was behind the president, the president, 51%, romney, 43%. eight-point difference. now 49% for romney, 45% for obama, a four-point spread. that's a 12-point spread in only, what, three weeks, shall we say? and clearly the major development was his strong performs at that debate. >> you know, wolf, it just shows you that voters are still really weighing the pluses and minuses of these two candidates. what i really need to see, though, to make any judgment about how this is going to really affe
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
this month than last month. >> reporter: romney argued today's numbers disguised the fact that people had stopped trying to even find jobs. >> so it looks like unemployment is getting better. but the truth is, if the same share of people were participating in the work force today, today is on the day that the president got elected, well, the unemployment rate would be at about 11%. >> reporter: it is true that only 11 #,000 jobs were added last month, a modest number, but economists say a number of people were working, not just giving up trying to find a job. and numbers from the last two months went up. >> we're seeing a lot of volatility in the numbers on a month to month basis, so until we see a trend in the numbers that show we're generating a lot of jobs and seeing a lot of people participate, you kind of take it with a grain of salt. >> reporter: while the market saw good news, some saw a conspiracy. one spokesperson accused the white house of cooking the books, tweeting these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate, so change the numbers. when pressed by chris matthe
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. the new jobless numbers are easing the pain of his poor debate performance and bring romney's momentum to a sharp stop or it may not. joining me now, "new york times" columnist, nick kristof. let's start with the job figures today. because it's clearly good news for barack obama politically if nothing else. >> not only the numbers today but the revisions for the last two months. we seem to really be on a trajectory and you know, this is going -- apparently what really matters is not the economy for the year but the economy at the moment as people approach the election. people are beginning to vote. >> the good news for barack obama there. not so good news his performance at the debate. common consensus is a bit of a turkey. >> he blew it. >> why de blid he blow it? he's such a skillful orator usually. >> it's a paradox. he's a skillful communicator at his best and he was really at his worst. there are various theories. one is that he was coached it would be unpresidential to attack, that it may be a particular problem for a black president, he doesn't want to fall into this an
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 12:00am PDT
, a reenergized president obama goes back on the attack and did the job numbers stop mitt romney's momentum before it could really start? the wheels of progress haven't been very active lately. but because of business people like you, things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. ...and we inspected his brakes for free. -free is good. -free is very good. [ male announcer ] now get 50% off brake pads and shoes at meineke. >>> why won't romney level with us about his tax plan which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? because according to experts, he would have to raise taxes on the middle class, or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here, how could we ever trust him here? >> roller coaster week hitting a high note for president obama. the new jobless numbers are easing the pain of his poor debate performance and bring romney's m
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Oct 6, 2012 2:00am PDT
. >>> next, a reenergized president obama goes back on the attack and did the job numbers stop mitt romney's momentum before it could really start? >>> why won't romney level with Ñ >>> why won't romney level with us about his tax plan which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? because according to experts, he would have to raise taxes on the middle class, or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here, how could we ever trust him here? >> roller coaster week hitting a high note for president obama. the new jobless numbers are easing the pain of his poor debate performance and bring romney's momentum to a sharp stop or it may not. joining me now, "new york times" columnist, nick kristof. let's start with the job figures today. because it's clearly good news for barack obama politically if nothing else. >> not only the numbers today but the revisions for the last two months. we seem to really be on a trajectory and you know, this is going -- apparently what really matters is not the economy for the year but the economy at the moment as people approach the election. peopl
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
watchers who overwhelmingly believe that mitt romney won the debate last night. will those numbers, though, have a lasting impact. this morning from denver, martin o'malley. he's an obama surrogate. nice to see you, sir. thank you for talking with us. >> thank you, soledad. good to be with you. >> thank you very much. i appreciate that. last night, in addition to some of that polling that we've just been showing, cnn/orc did a poll of folks who were watching the debate. and what we saw was a slew of improvements in the polling for government romney. who would better handle the deficit? romney went up 16%. who would handle the economy? romney gained 12 points over president obama. taxes, romney was ahead by nine points. health care, romney was ahead by five points. i would mention, the sampling error is almost five points there. but still, in virtually every single question, it was the governor romney who, among people who saw the debate, they felt that he was now ahead in the polls that flowed. what do you make of those very devastating numbers for the president? >> i think that go
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Oct 8, 2012 10:00am EDT
side capitalizes better on in romney's case the debate in the president's case, the job numbers? >> i think that's a great point, chris. i think a lot of jobs data is baked in to the president's approval rating and really important now to close the gap for either candidate. you have a town hall debate coming up for president obama and mitt romney. i think that may be a good format for president since he's good at engaging with people. >> what people are saying and particularly on the trail with mitt romney is they see him energized an a different mitt romney since that debate performance. showing the compassionate side and showing that touing video of him, at campaign stops and didn't air in prime time with the empty chair and telling more stories like this. >> there's billy holt. he came to my event. touched my heart to see him there. pushed the wheelchair forward and he came up and i put my arm on his shoulder and whispered in his ear. i said, billy, i love you and god bless you. i got a call that he died the next day. >> perry, this is something that the campaign always said
FOX Business
Oct 4, 2012 11:00am EDT
: what about tomorrow's jobs numbers before we move on to talk about what mitt romney would do differently than the president? how do you expect them to come in? and how critical are the jobs numbers because we've got not this one but we also have a jobs report right before people go to the polls come november? are these going to be more critical in this election than in elections past? >> i think so. this is a about the economy, and it is especially about the jobs situation. in terms of tomorrow's number, we're saying 120,000 which isn't horrible but not great either. that's 120 total. 135 private sector. so government is shrinking still. on the unemployment rate, all important we think it is going to go up a tick to 8.2%. this is not going to be good news for the president. dagen: what is romney talking about that would be a bigger job creator at this point and do it immediately than the president? >> well i think what he is talking about is in fact not raising taxes and essentially reducing the regulatory burden, but as you know, and the president said it, but it's true, the
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 1:00am EDT
got something wrong. he said that romney's big lie about health care is when he said this. >> number one, preexisting conditions are covered under my plan. >> that is a lie, as romney's campaign admitted later that same night. it does not cover preexisting conditions. if you've been uninsured in the last couple of years, you're not protected. 89 million americans would be left out in the cold. that's more than a third of the elderly population. but there's something else that romney said about health care at the debate that is also not true. that matters more and is getting much less attention. >> the best course for health care is to do what we did in my state. then let's focus on getting the cost down for people rather than raising it with a $2,500 additional premium. >> it sounds like he wants to make it possible for every state to follow massachusetts's example. if you read romney's policies and i have. that's not what he wants to do. he's going to make it impossible for any other state to follow the massachusetts model. what you need to know here is that romney paid for his heal
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Oct 5, 2012 10:00pm PDT
slow. so when you look at the numbers, you look at the trajectory of the economy over the year, how do you think a voter should understand the economy when they're judging president obama and mitt romney. >> the economy is getting better, more jobs are being created. we aren't where we would like to be. 7.8 is still quite a high unemployment rate. we would like it to be 5 or 4. there was a couple of months in the 1990s when it got under 4. that would be terrific. but we're not there. we dug ourselves a huge hole after the financial crash of 2008. and we had this great recession which took the economy down fast and at the time that obama took over, the economy was in free fall. and since then, it's gotten better. at first, it got worse at a slower rate. that's not a great slogan. but for the last 2 1/2 years, it has gotten steadily better in the sense that jobs have grown every year. every month. >> and sam, when you talk to the obama campaign, the particular way they see the voters who are going to side with them, or at least a lot of them practically swing voters, is what they believe
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am EDT
inaugurated. he is hoping the new numbers will bring him a second term. he and governor romney know the election's all about the economy and both men were trading jabs today in the battleground state of virginia. >> today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> when i'm president of the united states, that unemployment rate is going to come down not because people are giving up and dropping out of the work force, but because we're creating more jobs. i will create jobs and get america working again. >> let's get right to tonight's big story. with senator john mccain, the arizona senator and former presidential candidate joining me now. welcome to you, senator. >> thank you, piers. >> we are going to come to the debate in a moment. you've been one of the only people who debated both barack obama and mitt romney so you're in a unique place to tell me what you made of the new style romney and indeed, obama. before we get there, though, today's big news on the j
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. >>> mitt romney wants you to think he can leave the numbers up to the states like he did in massachusetts. i'm going to show you the math and then talk with the guy who did that math for governor romney. that's coming up. pella universis businesses are trying to come back from rough economic times. employees are being forced to do more with less. and the need for capable leaders is greater than ever. when you see these problems do you take a step back, or do you want to dive right in? with a degree in business from capella university, you'll have the knowledge to go further in your career than you ever thought possible. let's get started at capella.edu and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together. delicious and wholesome. some combinations were just meant to be. tomato soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. j.d. power and associates has ranked quicken loans "highest in customer satisfaction in the nation." call or go to quickenloans.com to discover for yourself, why we're engineered to amaze. >>> what candidate would want an endorseme
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Oct 7, 2012 9:00am EDT
numbers. steve forbes follows up and says welch is right. does governor romney put any stock in those theories and have any suspicions at all about the bls numbers? >> george, the numbers themselves are very damning. when you look at it, we had fewer jobs created in september than were created in august, fewer jobs created in august than were created in july. our unemployment rate has come down because for -- since president obama took office for every new job created more than six workers have left the labor force. if labor force participation was what it was when the president took office, unemployment would be around 10.7%. these jobs that were added in september were largely part-time jobs. so we still have 23 million american, that number has not changed at all, would are either unemployed or out of work entirely or are underemployed working or out of the workforce entirely or underemployed working part time instead of full time or not in a job commensurate with their skills, half of the college students coming out of, you know, with degrees today are unable to find a job. this e
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Oct 7, 2012 2:00am EDT
>>> president obama in the blue. t romney landing a number of jabs on the president from everything from debt and jobs and the the economy toealt healthcare to h his green g energy program and saying, americans republican and and democrat need leadership and he is prepared to provide it.ovid the president keeping his cool which was said by the punditsbe to be one of the challenges for him tonight and saying leadership requires more than just lofty goals, it requires specifics and he didn't see see them from the governor. mitt romney looking mostly oh he veronica moser at president at president obama when making his points and president obama be looking mostly at jim lehrer or looking down. wanting to communicate directly to the viewers at home, past the moderator. there was mostly respectful sparring in a robust debate. the moderator, jim lehrers was not nrsly in control, but not ineffective. this is the first time we have seen the candidates go back and forth. instead of hearing from a moderator, we got to hear from them. >> that's right. he watched a lot of the time, as the candidates
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Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. but he came back to a common theme that he wanted governor romney to provide specifics for a number of the romney/ryan plans, which he hit on a number of times. he felt most comfortable, it seemed, defending obamacare, looking right into the camera. we didn't seem to have that moment that, sometimes debates have. but there was an exchange about the deficit and debt, talking about the simpson-bowles plan, that had an interesting back and forth. take a listen. e >> in one year, you provided $90 billion in breaks to the green energy world. now, i like green energy as well, but that's about 50 years worth of what oil & gas receives, exon and mobile this. $2.8 billion goes largely to small company, drilling operators and so forth. but if we get that tax rate down to 25%, that $2 important 8 billion is on the table. that's probably not going to survive. but don't forget, you put $ninety billion, like 50 years worth of breaks into soular and wind, to solyndra, fisker, i have a friend who said, you don't just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers. >> he was talking about the ener
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Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
believe the numbers are legitimate. one key romney adviser said they'll leave the speculation to others, that, quote, we'll deal with the numbers, diane, as they've been reported. >> all right, david muir, good to have you back in from the campaign trail. >>> and amid those questions being asked, we decided to track down some answers. abc's jonathan karl spent the day looking into these new numbers and what they really mean. >> reporter: as soon as the new 7.8% unemployment rate was announced, rush limbaugh and other conservatives said the white house had cooked the books. even jack welch, the former ceo of ge, went on twitter to accuse the president of changing the numbers. >> i tell you, these numbers don't smell right when you think about where the economy is right now. >> reporter: the labor department called the allegations ludicrous. we went directly to the place where it's all done. this vast government building, a couple of miles from the white house, houses the labor department's bureau of labor statistics. the bls has been tabulating the monthly unemployment rate for mo
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
campaign looking at these new poll numbers, what should give the romney folks some optimism? >> reporter: one of the reasons we are back in a closer race, a statistical dead heat nationally f you go state by state, it's a little different, this number, governor romney has improved his standing among independents. he leads by eight points among those who describe themselves as independent voters. that's a significant improvement for governor romney, 49% to 41%, among independents. and again the defining question, when you have an incumbent president, what do the american people think of that president's job performance? not do they like him, but what about his job approval rating? and the president's is down in our new poll. 49% of americans approve of his performance, 48% disapprove. the country evenly divided on how the president has handled this job. that gives governor romney an open figure he can make a strong economic case against the president to drive the disapproval rating up a bit, that would help him if he needs to change the race. >> john king at the university of denver where
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Oct 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
president gets 41%. governor romney gets 56%. governor romney's beating him by a big number, how is that good for president obama? given the president's support among african-americans, latinos and other voters, governor romney needs to keep the president to 37%, no more than 38% of the white vote. if the president's cracking 47% of the white vote, that's a formula for an obama victory. and where are the key big battleground states? there are several in the midwest. ohio, iowa, wisconsin. look at the race in the midwest. obama, 52%, romney, 43%. the president is winning that part of the country. out west in denver, colorado, nevada, among the battlegrounds out here in the west. ten-point lead in the west for the president. 54% to 44%. the white vote and if you look regionally, there are things that give the president's team some optimism. >> if you're the romney campaign looking at these new poll numbers, what should give the romney folks some optimism? >> reporter: one of the reasons we are back in a closer race, a statistical dead heat nationally f you go state by state, it's a little
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
confronted governor romney on any number of issues and drowning the distinction. >> isn't our job to actually never mind that the quality of the theatrical performance but to ask about, were there untruths spoken in that debate and there were a lot. >> about that -- >> because president obama was loose with the facts. >> they were minor. >> ah. >> he said -- >> $4 trillion plan to cut the deficit. >> he said health care premiums are rising at the slowest rate in 50 years. >> those are minor compared with -- >> you know what, let's dig into those when we come back. take a quick break. a lot more roundtable including previewing the vp debate and last time it inspired "saturday night live." >> with barack obama you're going to be paying higher taxes, but not with me and my fellow maverick. we're not afraid to get mavericky in there and ruffle some feathers and not allow that and also to the great ronald reagan. >> and later "this week's" other big debate. >> american foreign policy has been to go into the middle east and try to buy friends. does that ever work? >> yeah, we can buy frien
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Oct 4, 2012 2:00am PDT
agree with that, nonetheless, the numbers don't add up. what about mitt romney's claim about 23 million people unemployed though? we need context to consider. let me bring tools up her to talk about this some. median income in this country is $51,000. here's categories that we can look at. low wage jobs, mid wage, high wage. this is what most people in the country are making right now. if you look at this and you consider what happened during the recession, look, everyone lost jobs. but the low wage jobs did not lose as much as the mid wage and high wage. when the jobs came back or started coming back, look what happened. the low wage rose the most. so among the jobs we lost or gained basically, we lost better jobs than what we regained. you have to consider that if you want to come close to mitt romney's number of 23 million. he is counting everyone as unemployed, everyone giving up looking for work, everyone who is underemployed in this fashion, everyone who is part time and would like to be full time in all actuality although that adds up to about 23 million, he is doing the same thi
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
to consider that if you want to come close to mitt romney's number of 23 million. he is counting everyone as unemployed, everyone giving up looking for work, everyone who is underemployed in this fashion, everyone who is part time and would like to be full time in all actuality although that adds up to about 23 million, he is doing the same thing barack obama did. he is stretching the numbers to the point of breaking so that is false, too. let's look at the overall question of real unemployment. can barack obama be re-elected with the numbers he is facing? it is a tough, tough task, no question. look at all the presidents relekted since the 1950s and the unemployment rates since that time. dwight eisenhower, richard nixon, president reagan, bill clinton, 5.1. the second george bush 5.4 and obama with a whopping 8.1% unemployment. these are the august numbers before they were elected. it's very difficult for any president to carry a weight like that into a re-election campaign when president obama was elected the first time, it will be historic. if he le if he is re-elected, there
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Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
election day. as you might expect, president obama and governor romney saw these numbers quite differently and we have two reports tonight. first, nancy cordes covering the president and she's in cleveland. nancy? >> reporter: scott, you could practically see the relief on the president's face today and not just because this news helped to change the subject from his shaky debate performance. high unemployment has been an albatross around his neck the past four years. today he mentioned the drop not once but twice starting at virginia. >> this morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. (cheers and applause) more americans entered the work force, more people are getting jobs. >> reporter: around steady rain in cleveland where president obama shared a coat with the supporter who introduced him, he made it clear to a crowd of 9,000 that he understands there's still a long way to go. >> there are too many friends and neighbors who are still looking for work. too many families who are still struggling to pay the bills. and they were strug
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 1:00am PDT
labor measures employment, number one. and b, maybe mitt romney should be replacing president obama if he's not doing a good job. but to say there is corruption of somebody cooking these books, why do you do this? for a government in trust of private institutions, that's not a good thing to say. there are so many ceos that talk nonsense, what do you gain from this, jack? >> ali, i love you. i'm not talking nonsense, okay? >> i love you more, jack. >> wait a minute, wait a minute. i told you that these numbers are implausible. we don't have a 5% gdp growth in this quarter. we don't have it, ali. we revised the second quarter down. i'm involved in 14 businesses. i've been looking at them over the last week. the third quarter is not strong, it's not strong, for restaurants -- >> let me ask you this, jack. i agree with you. this is a lousy economy. 1.3% gdp growth is lousy, and yet on wednesday night, mitt romney said again -- and by the way, barack obama backs up his claim that either one of them will create 12 million jobs in four years. that is 3 million jobs a year or 250,000 jobs a
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 4:00pm PDT
are some damaging numbers for governor romney for sure. but look, the fact of the matter is he crushed president obama in that debate and these numbers reflecting what a lot of people saw and that was a center rowtype that had been lined out about romney that he was some cold, heartless business man. he turned that on its ear. conversely, one of the stereotypes out for president obama is he's a great guy, just in over his head. that debate kind of under gurded that stereotype. governor romney, clearly the winner here. the only thing that's worrisome is that 20% of the people said barack obama won that debate. i don't know who that 20% is. that's the sample i'd be most concerned about because everybody i've talked to all said romney won that debate. >> i heard a few people on the street saying they're die hard supporters. i get you. i could go on and on, but we've got breaking news, so i have to say thank you to my guests. thank you for being here. here's the breaking news i was talking about. gje jerry sandusky, he speaks. and he doesn't just speak to mself in his prison cell,
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Oct 3, 2012 1:00pm EDT
mitt romney is in the national polls slightly narrowing the gap. other problems within those numbers, problems for romney. >> yeah. i mean first of all let me say i love duel in denver. i'm a big fan of that one. i think andrea, look, last week there was a ton of polling both in swing states and nationally that i think caught barack obama sort of at the apex of the bounce he had received post-convention and post a couple bad weeks for mitt romney and mitt romney at the nader of where he could possibly be in a race where you have the country as divided as it is. the fact that things are moving back towards at the national level, 49/46, i think should not be terribly surprising. i continue to believe the problem for mitt romney is not national polling. it is swing state polling. nbc/marist, you put out data this morning, close in several states but still in ohio, mitt romney down by 8 points among likely voters. i think that's very problematic for him. if he loses ohio getting to 270 electoral votes becomes not impossible but much more difficult. >> at the same time in the national pol
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Oct 7, 2012 2:00pm EDT
mitt romney said. number one, i said today we're going to cut taxes on everyone across the country. across the country by 20%, including the top 1%. mr. speaker, you mentioned that your opponent, mitt romney had a problem with being dishonest and the primary my question is, was he dishonest when he said that? >> i think it's clearly changed. >> i think -- >> we don't disagree that he changed. >> let me do this. >> let me get a break in. with several different directions we're going to keep going. talking about the economy. talking about the aftermath of the debate. we want to look forward to the next debate. which is biden on and ryan. we also want to go inside the numbers with chuck todd for a look at how the campaign is feeling good. the romney campaign after the first debate. looking at some of the enthusiasm. later my conversation as i mentioned with arnold schwarzenegger. more to come with our special panel. nel right after this. >>> "meet the press" [ male announcer ] this is anna, her long day teaching the perfect swing begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and may
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Oct 5, 2012 9:20am EDT
. their response to the jobs numbers this morning. governor romney's campaign says this is not what a real recovery looks like. the campaign says, more jobs-- fewer jobs were created in september than in the month of august. and he says this is the real unemployment rate, that would be if all of those drop-outs came back in the labor force, the real unemployment rate would be around 11%. that's just in from the romney camp reacting to the friday morning jobs report showed a decline in jobless rate 7.8% with only 114,000 new jobs created. there are contradictions there and there's some mistrust of the numbers. the stock market opening in the wake of that jobs report. what are we going to see? we are expecting a flat market. down 6 or 7 points in the very, very early going and look, we're dead flat. i want to bring in nicole petallides on the floor of the exchange. because it seems to me that there is no market reaction to one of the biggest economic reports of the year. now, i'm not sure i can explain it, can you? >> i can tell you what the traders are saying. you're absolutely right.
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 10:00am EDT
burden. the reality is this $5 trillion number is not a specific plan by romney. it's cobbling a number of things together and including things obama and romney both agree on. >> but it is a number, a plan he has talked about. unfortunately, we are out of time, congressman. thank you so much. >> president obama claims $3 trillion of that number himself, so does president obama have a $3 trillion plan to cut taxes? he doesn't want to go around talking about it a whole lot. >> former congressman arch davis, thank you so much. >>> federal authorities have launched a criminal probe into a company hired by republicans. after looking at dozens of suspicious forms there's enough evidence indicating a crime may have been committed. the republican national committee fired strategic allied consulting last week after several counties reported questionable forms across southern florida. ♪ these are... [ male announcer ] marie callender's puts everything you've grown to love about sunday dinner into each of her pot pies. tender white meat chicken and vegetables in a crust made from scratch.
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Oct 5, 2012 10:00pm PDT
with them. romney has not been able to turn those numbers into currency on the campaign trail and for him not to turn something to currency is big. the president needs to do that, and then it becomes very important. i believe it fades a little bit because there will be more of them. >> cenk: michael, we appreciate it. i think the jobs numbers are more important than the debate. people will wake up, see that unemployment number and be encouraged. going forward if i was president obama i would do something else entirely. >> um, um, and hum. >> cenk: when we come back i'm going in a different direction. already, later in the program serious story about milwaukee police and abuse that led to a detainee's death. >> i watched that tape one time, and i can't watch it ever again. it broke my heart so bad that they just didn't help him at all. (vo) what is said here could decide the election. current tv presents coverage of the vice presidential debate. with unrivaled analysis and commentary. >> the idea that he could criticize the president on the down grading, when he led the charge to block
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
did a very good job of bringing up specific differences. >> i think romney basically touted figures and numbers that he promised but with no backup. >> i wanted to know about the educational system and how we were going to make a difference in improving it over the next few years. and i think that both of them were generally vague. >> i think barack obama won the debate. i think mitt romney was well-prepared. i didn't feel like he answered any questions. >> viewing parties also held by republicans tonight. the scene with the romney supporters this evening in the east bay. >> reporter: here in walnut creek, it was a fullhouse as romney supporters gathered to listen to the first debate. for the most part, everyone believes mr. romney did an excellent job. >> i think he's done a fantastic job making his points about programs and what he has in store for the american people, and growth for the middle class. fairness to every american. >> reporter: there was a lot of applause, especially when the focus was about the economy. more specifically about creating jobs. >> i think he's doing ri
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
romney, and lackluster president obama, and tonight it appears what happened that night has the numbers on the move there was new polling when they opened up against the president, the numbers show the race trending, tightening, trending towards romney, at least right now, we begin with peter alexander, traveling with the romney campaign. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, a romney adviser tells me that the campaign is stronger, that the candidate is increasingly confident. he tried to draw a sharp contrast on the issue of national security. with just 29 days to go, following the last debate, the race is quickly tightening, but remains volatile. the polls had different results. the latest poll shows romney leads, now up four points between the likely voters, but a new gallup poll shows the president up by five. looking to capitalize on his momentum, today, romney tried to frame himself as a steady commander-in-chief, and in what his campaign feels is a major foreign policy speech, accusing president obama of weak leadership. >> i know that president obama hopes for a weaker middle
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
romney since last month alone. so, what's in a number, you say? joining us now, gloria borger, cnn analyst, as well as hogan, who served as national communications director for rick santorum's campaign and cornell belcher. gloria, let me start with you. it sounded like sour grapes a few weeks ago and it's sounding like similar sour grapes when the obama campaign doesn't like the numbers, but this ain't the first time we've been at this rodeo. >> if you look at different polls, the waiting as it's called, is different in different snapshots and what we can say about this is that it is a snapshot in time. i mean, i look at the numbers where the gender gap is even and i'm scratching my head about that because that number seems very high to me for romney to be tied with president obama on gender because generally, democrats do better with women than republicans. so, you know, you have to look at these numbers. say president obama did not have a good night in that debate. that what everything mitt romney could have wanted to get out of that debate, he got out of this debate and if he ha
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am EDT
romney. >> the economy is again the central focus. the new jobs numbers drop the unm employment rate below 9%. >> we have made too much progress. >> a sign of recovery as the voters head to the polls. we cover it all this morning. the policy fight emerging from the debate and the policy. what does the debate reveal about these two men? >>> plus, our preview of the vice presidential debate this coming week. this morning, a special panel. obama campaign senior adviser robert gibbs. former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich. hilary rosen. mike murphy. and nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd. >>> and finally, what you haven't heard from arnold schwarzenegger this week. a revealing conversation with the former california governor. he talks politics and his personal failings. >> what would you like your sons to learn from your mistakes? >> i think that they're not going to make the same mistakes. >>> from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> and good morning. one month ago, and so much to get to. i want to get rig
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
good night for governor romney indeed. now, what does this mean going forward? number one, the romney campaign is energized. it will be easier to raise money. number two, the president's attack ads on television against romney not going to be taken as seriously because the folks have seen the governor definite himself effectively. number three, president obama will lose some steam in the polls, and with the adoring media. but, and this is big: mr. obama will come back hard on october 16th. you can count on that. governor romney has to, again, be on his game. two more things. from the very beginning of the campaign, i said the debates will tell the tale. >> bill: what mitt romney absolutely has to do, if he hopes to defeat president obama is win the three debates. now, we have seen the governor debate well and we have seen him get his butt kicked. >> bill: last night romney debated well. and may be on his way to the white house if that continues. finally i made this prediction last night. >> mitt romney will wish the first couple a happy anniversary. one of the first things he does. >>
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 2:00am EDT
numbers you talk about. obama has to defend numbers but so does romney. >> eric: what number does he have to defend? >> bob: how he will cut taxes and balance the budget? >> dana: he has a good answer. obama has a tougher time explaining how in 2008, he ran on one thing regarding taxes. in 2010 he changed his mind to protect his tail. then now his whole plan is against what he said in 2010, is worst thing to do for the country. >> bob: that debate has been out there and argued over and over for four years. the question is how romney says he will, not going to lose money cutting taxes because he is going to take away loopholes. he refuses to answer one question about the loophole. obama will push him. he should. >> greg: mitt has to say why did you cancel pipeline with 8.2% unemployment? >> bob: i'll answer if that if you answer which loopholes you will cut? >> dana: there you go again. >> bob: simple question, what loopholes are you going to cut on wealthy people? coming up, president obama uses heavy, heavy hollywood hitters in a new ad. ♪ >> women will help decide this election. >> i
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 10:30pm EDT
ezra klein's take on some of the numbers we heard tonight from mitt romney. he's been a bit of a truth squad. this is msnbc's live coverage of the first presidential debate. >> i'll silt down on day one, the day after i get a elected i'll sit down with leaders, the democratic leaders as well as republican leaders. >> i think governor romney is going to have a busy first day because he's going to repeal obama care which won't be very popular with democrats as you're sitting down with them. the human league playing ] humans. we mean well, but we're imperfect creatures living in a beautifully imperfect world. it's amazing we've made it this far. maybe it's because when one of us messes up, someone else comes along to help out. that's the thing about humans. when things are at their worst, we're at our best. see how at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance -- responsibility. >>> welcome back to motor vehicle welcome back to msnbc's live coverage. howard fineman is with us. what are you hearing. >> it always interesting to watch the body language of the spin room. the side that
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